The new Corona regulations are not being well received by the food industry.
In future, far fewer customers will be able to shop at the same time than before.
Experts fear snakes.
on retail are causing concern for many companies.
A branch manager from Munich * fears
time before the Christmas holidays
He fears that there will be long lines and that
hamster purchases will increase
“This decision is utter
” he says.
The 33-year-old runs the
in Neubiberg (Munich district).
corona regulations for retail
The federal and state governments decided on Wednesday evening that a shop with more than 800 square meters of sales area would only be allowed to let in one customer per 20 square meters - instead of the previous ten square meters.
Hertscheck has a sales area of 1100 square meters, in future a maximum of 55 customers will be allowed to shop at the same time.
branch manager is
prepared for the
“How are we supposed to do that? He asks.
“We will be
!” The fact is: This year
on a Thursday - means: the shops are closed for four days!
Hertscheck also fears that the new regulations could lead to long
front of his shop.
"Then the customers are standing outside in the cold, so the risk of infection * is certainly much higher," says Hertscheck.
could also increase - according to the 33-year-old, not only from customers.
“Markets themselves will also hoard in order to meet the high demand,” he says.
“Whoever orders first, paints first.” For him it is already clear: He will open longer on Christmas Eve - regardless of whether he gets in trouble for it.
"There is no other way to do it."
That Hertscheck does some things differently than other supermarket managers is not only known in
For example, he spent part of the
in Kenya to build a new village there with donations he had collected.
And in Germany too, Hertschek seems to be particularly keen to take care of its customers.
Munich: Criticism of new corona measures - Association warns of psychological effects
Bernd Ohlmann, spokesman for the Bavarian Trade Association, also criticizes the tightened measures *.
"I can only shake my head at that." After all, not a single
in Bavaria has become a
Corona hotspot *
are good and work,” says Ohlmann.
He also fears that there will not only be long lines in front of the shops, but also the
notorious hamster purchases
“Snake formation can quickly trigger a feeling of imminent danger,” Ohlmann explains the psychological effect.
And then quickly more packages of
and pasta end up in the shopping cart than intended.
Branch manager Robin Hertschek is dissatisfied - and cannot understand the stricter Corona regulations for retailers.
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chains have been optimized since the first lockdown in March, according to Ohlmann.
n't be any
," he emphasizes and adds: "If everyone only buys as much as they really need, there is enough for everyone."
Munich: Corona hamster purchases before Christmas?
Branch manager sounds the alarm
to even out
rush to the supermarkets
shortly before the
, many industry experts advise stocking up on non-perishable food in advance.
“It urgently needs to be bought with foresight this year,” emphasizes Bernd Ohlmann from the Bavarian Trade Association.
This is how Robin Hertscheck sees it: "It is best to buy drinks such as beer, wine and sparkling wine early."
But even if many customers are making provisions: Robin Hertscheck is worried about December.
in his Edeka ensures
number of customers
now permitted is
However, Hertscheck and his team have to deal with the unpleasant atmosphere in front of the store themselves.
“And there will
certainly be trouble
,” the 33-year-old is certain.
For him, it is already clear: he will
, maybe even on weekdays.
Even if he
Because Robin Hertscheck is certain: “There is no other way to do it.”
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